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Russia: Police detain Navalny supporters at unauthorised rallies across country03:43

Russia: Police detain Navalny supporters at unauthorised rallies across country

Russian Federation, Multiple locations
January 23, 2021 at 16:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

Numerous supporters of jailed Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny were detained during unauthorised rallies for his release held across the country on Saturday.

Footage shows protests held in Samara, Krasnoyarsk, Krasnodar, Chelyabinsk, Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk. 

Navalny was detained on January 17 upon his return to Russia from Germany, where he spent nearly five months recovering from an alleged Novichok nerve agent attack.

After Navalny's arrest his associates called on supporters to join demonstrations in dozens of Russian cities on Saturday.

Russian police have warned against attendance at unsanctioned rallies, citing restrictions on public gatherings due to the pandemic.

On Monday, Navalny was jailed for 30 days for breaching parole conditions of a suspended sentence from a 2014 embezzlement conviction. Navalny said the court ruling held inside the police station was a ‘mockery.’ His parole review hearing is currently scheduled to take place on January 29.

Russia: Police detain Navalny supporters at unauthorised rallies across country03:43
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Numerous supporters of jailed Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny were detained during unauthorised rallies for his release held across the country on Saturday.

Footage shows protests held in Samara, Krasnoyarsk, Krasnodar, Chelyabinsk, Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk. 

Navalny was detained on January 17 upon his return to Russia from Germany, where he spent nearly five months recovering from an alleged Novichok nerve agent attack.

After Navalny's arrest his associates called on supporters to join demonstrations in dozens of Russian cities on Saturday.

Russian police have warned against attendance at unsanctioned rallies, citing restrictions on public gatherings due to the pandemic.

On Monday, Navalny was jailed for 30 days for breaching parole conditions of a suspended sentence from a 2014 embezzlement conviction. Navalny said the court ruling held inside the police station was a ‘mockery.’ His parole review hearing is currently scheduled to take place on January 29.